We may be saying goodbye to the Skywalkers this December in The Rise of Skywalker, but that doesn’t mean we are saying goodbye to Jedi Lore or its history. The upcoming book Star Wars: The Secrets of the Jedi has Luke Skywalker, in his own words, taking us through the history of the Jedi. So maybe he did real all those “sacred texts” after all! Here are the details.
Dan Brooks at StarWars.com has exclusively revealed the look into Jedi lore through the eyes of Luke Skywalker. While Luke takes us on the journey through history, giving him his voice is author Marc Sumerak (Droidography, Jediography).
StarWars.com takes us inside the pages, showing several full context excerpts, to give fans a good idea of Luke’s narrative taking us through the history of the Jedi from the Old Republic to Rey.
Luke Skywalker has become one of our greatest mythical characters in pop culture, and in speaking with StarWars.com, Sumerak is clearly honored to be able to add to the character’s legacy, by showing off Skywalker’s extensive knowledge of the history and legacy of the Jedi Order.
“It’s always a great pleasure to get to return to a galaxy far, far away for another project, but having the chance to explore the path of the fabled Jedi Order through Luke’s eyes was an honor like none I’ve ever had before. The Skywalker saga has always been such a crucial piece of my own personal pop culture landscape over the years, so being able to write this book in the words of Luke himself was a dream come true.”
Luke Skywalker may be the greatest Jedi of all, but even he knows the Order wasn’t perfect. What institution is perfect when it spans thousands of years? Sumerak took that perspective and ran with it, to give this book an organic and “real” feel, which takes us beyond the surface and into the story of the Jedi in a very tangible way.
“Sure, we all know his epic story by heart, but the Luke who is writing this particular tome is a long way from the optimistic farmboy he was when his journey began. Because of that, he’s able to look past the glorified stories of the Jedi of old to find the truth about the Order, no matter how difficult it may be for those reading to hear. So with that in mind, we were able to examine the different aspects of the Jedi Order from an angle that cut through the ancient legends, allowing us to examine why the Jedi needed to exist, why they were destined to end, and whether or not they could — or should — rise again.”
Star Wars: The Secrets of the Jedi will be available on November 19, and can be pre-ordered here. It sounds like this book, like many others, will serve as a nice appetizer a month before The Rise of Skywalker. I’ll personally be taking it in over several rounds of Thanksgiving leftovers.